Not Your Mother’s Girl Scouts: Planned Parenthood Uses Girl Scouts to Promote Explicit Sex Guide at UN

Not Your Mother’s Girl Scouts

Once an innocent, clean place for our daughters to experience life, grow character and learn about life, the girl scout organization has taken a dangerous new twist.

In an appalling effort to indoctrinate the youngest, most vulnerable and impressionable of society, Planned Parenthood has begun using the Girl Scout organization as a tool to promote its blatantly  sexualized agenda.

See this from Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute:

Girl Scouts Distribute Planned Parenthood Sex GuidHappy, Healthy and Hote at UN Meeting

The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations this week where Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute a brochure entitled “Healthy, Happy and Hot.” The event was part of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which concludes this week.

The brochure, aimed at young people living with HIV, contains explicit and graphic details on sex, as well as the promotion of casual sex in many forms.

The story goes on from there, and includes just a portion of the explicit details and practices promoted in “Healthy, Happy and Hot”, including the admonition to “try everything”, “there’s nothing wrong” and encouraging the kids not to be afraid to “talk dirty”.

Planned Parenthood is a disaster for our young people, and there are many at the United Nations who are also adamant about preaching immorality to young children.

The New York Times recently reported that UN Population Fund is promoting a very controversial curriculum with UNESCO, that includes teaching children as young as five to be sexually active and training adolescents to advocate for abortion.

“The main effort is to try to empower young people with knowledge that could actually save their lives,” said Mr. Richmond, the Unesco H.I.V./AIDS coordinator. “We want to give them the opportunity for more informed choices than currently exist.”

To empower?  What does saving lives from AIDS have to do with promoting promiscuity????  It doesn’t!  There is no reason to encourage and promote the very promiscuity that results in millions of HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.  These behaviors being pushed lead not only to loss of self respect, but have permanent lifelong consequences, in many cases, even death.

“Governments and NGOs should be aware of Planned Parenthood’s insidious plan to work with UN agencies and girls’ organizations in order to profit from encouraging kids to be sexually active.”  —Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women of America

Parents Beware.  They are promoting the very thing they claim to seek to educate against.  With the kind of information being pushed in this guide, it’s NO WONDER it’s aimed at young people living with HIV.  These kind of promiscuous lifestyles are not Healthy, Happy or Hot.  They are Sad, Miserable and Sick.  They have no place being promoted to anyone, at any level, much less vulnerable children at the United Nations.

How ironic that this would occur at a Conference on the Status of Women, a group meeting together with the goal of improving life among women.  Teaching base promiscuity will only enslave our children to the sexual whims of those who would take advantage of their youth and lack of judgment.

Our daughters are more than the sum of their physical attributes.  They are our daughters, they deserve to be taught that they have a right to expect better of themselves and others.  They have unique blessings and gifts, including the ability to create life.  They are exquisitely beautiful by design, and keepers of the next generation.  There is more there than ability.  There’s a sacred responsibility, to themselves and to the potential they hold.

Government does not have our children’s best interests at heart, neither apparently do well intentioned groups like the girl scouts.  As parents we must fight against the march of immorality creeping into our society and lives.    Teaching our children is our parental right,  our responsibility— rights and responsibilities  others are all too eager to assume.

—Beetle Blogger



  1. Troy said,

    March 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    This makes me feel sick. I see Girl Scouts at the local supermarket periodically selling cookies and are something of an American tradition. They are always to young and innocent with a proud mother behind them urging them outside of their comfort zone to sell those cookies. This is well outside my comfort zone and guarantees that I won’t be buying any cookies. Next time I see them, I’m going to mention that I can’t support an institution that encourages pre-teen girls to “try everything” and “talk dirty.” I would be horrified if my daughter decided to start to “talk dirty.” The girl scouts would do well to follow the example of the boy scouts in standing up to anything morally degrading.

    If you just can’t live without girl scout cookies, go make your own:

  2. gloriana said,

    March 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Boycott the YMCA too, and give them a piece of your mind. They played the exact same role as the Girl Scouts in hosting the conference and allowing Planned Parenthood to distribute the pamphlet.

  3. Euripides said,

    March 13, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Feminism rears its bankrupt head again this time to inculcate a young and most impressionable group. What a wasteland idea.

  4. Gloriana said,

    March 14, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    If Girl Scouts co-hosted the event with YMCA, why aren’t you condemning the YMCA as well?

  5. Jonathon Baloga said,

    March 14, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    If anyone knows how to get their hands on one of these brochures please email me to inform me how I can. My email is

  6. beetlebabee said,

    March 14, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Gloriana, The YMCA does not have the youthful connotation that “girl” scouts has and so isn’t as obviously improper just on the face of it. This post has less to do with condemning the girl scouts as it does expressing outrage that planned parenthood and the people pushing this idea would stoop to using girl scouts to push the message. Now that you bring it up, yes I do think it was pretty poor decision making on the part of the girl scouts leadership to allow themselves to be pawns in a political drama, but apparently it’s not a first for them.

    The point is, it’s not about ‘health’ or ‘education’, it’s obviously about indoctrination of our youngest, most vulnerable, and the tools being used are vile and objectionable to even the most reasoned adult. This pamphlet and its contents are inappropriate. Condemn who you will, the message is an ugly one that shouldn’t be pushed by anyone, much less girl scouts.

  7. Ebeth said,

    March 15, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Thanks for taking the time to write this…I was made aware of this brochure last week…read the brochure on line and have to take an Advil…..sheesh!

    Besides the, experiment with your body first, etc, what totally alarmed me was the advice that if you are HIV positive, it’s your call whether or not to tell your sex partner!!! OMGosh! They are totally downplaying the seriousness of having HIV and spreading it, by stating that it’s a ‘right’ of privacy…….

    Getting another advil.

  8. beetlebabee said,

    March 15, 2010 at 7:24 am

    is the entire text online?

  9. mrhill said,

    March 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    As a liberal who just learned of this story I though you might be interested in my opinion. I just read through the pamphlet, and while some of the positions it takes are extreme, there is a quite a bit of information in there that young people need to know.

    I wish instead of the christian community burying their heads in the sand they would start acknowledging that not telling children about sex won’t make them stop having it. Its time to get serious, and if you want kids to make correct decisions you have to give them the information they need.

  10. mrhill said,

    March 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Oh, here is the full text for those who are interested

  11. Lisa~ said,

    March 16, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Oh EM Gee!! I just read through the brochure. Wow, especially loved pages 7 and 8. I feel like I’m in lala land. Are you kidding me? What kinda twisted, mentally deficient person(s) came up with these lies?! And why would the girlscouts be involved? I will seriously (if allowed) be putting an ad in our local paper about this.

  12. beetlebabee said,

    March 16, 2010 at 11:11 am

    “not telling children about sex won’t make them stop having it. ”

    MrHill, I’m not sure where you got this particular idea. Teaching children about responsible procreation, sex, their bodies, and their potential is exactly what I’m advocating with this piece— yet how that differs from the squalid wares this group is promoting! The way this pamphlet goes about the laudable goal of educating our children is all, 100% wrong. You can take a good message, that needs to be shared, and twist it, misconstrue it and wrap it in garbage so much that bears no recognizable resemblance to what it was in the beginning. This booklet teaches about sex yes, but is it teaching correct principles? Is it promoting healthy views and actions? We can tote our children down to the nearest brothel and for fifty dollars teach them about sex, but is that really the best way? If this is the best message society has to offer its youth, heaven help us.

  13. Euripides said,

    March 16, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I have to agree with bb on her take about the pamphlet. This isn’t a matter of burying heads in the sand, it is a matter of prudence and pragmatism. Is it prudent for little Girl Scout aged girls to be exposed to the ideas expressed in a pamphlet entitled “Healthy, Happy and Hot”? Is it prudent that the ideals of responsible procreation and thwarted by a youth group who think they know better at how to raise children than responsible parents? Is it prudent to foist sexual indoctrination onto such young minds? Is it prudent to instruct children that self control and sexual restraint are not desirable traits?

    This is not a prudent nor practical approach to raising children and damages the role of parents and the ideals of self control and morality necessary for the proper functioning of a democratic society.

  14. Lisa~ said,

    March 17, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Mr HIll, No matter what good info might be in that brochure (I saw none) it in no way makes up for the vulgar twisted garbage that is in there.

    And FYI it is not up to these freaks to teach OUR children about anything. Even if some kids’ parents don’t teach them about sex, it is still not the place of PP or GS to do so. We have the choice because they are OUR kids.

    And further I would say “burying their heads in the sand” is a better option than the kids learning about that garbage!

  15. March 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    The link between Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood has been assumed. I find it interesting that C-FAM reports that the guide was at the meeting when representatives from C-FAM were not at the meeting (adults were present from sponsoring organizations). As part of a larger event, the 54th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, there were MANY organizations taking actions on issues they felt were of concern. It saddens me that organizations are so willing to name others in controversial issues without basic journalistic efforts (such as verifying information with the source). It is my hope that those concerned with this issue will do their own research, and that those involved in Girl Scouting will continue with integrity to uphold the Girl Scout Promise, Law and Mission. I, for one, am proud to be a Girl Scout who helps build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

  16. Remy said,

    March 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I believe the lack of any sort of comment from Girl Scouts is an indicator that this is a one sided affair for the Catholic Family group. With such a sensitive issue, it seems highly unlikely that the Girl Scouts didn’t have a prepared statement for this. It seems more likely that someone somewhere has an anti Girl Scout agenda and therefore never got GSUSA involved. As a Catholic and former Girl Scout (as a kid) I’m offended not only by the brochure but the lack of thoroughness with which this is being thrown out into public under the guise of “being handed out by girls”. I highly doubt it. Not drinking your kool-aid. Gonna keep buying those cookies though.

  17. Remy said,

    March 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    and here ya go.

  18. beetlebabee said,

    March 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Unfortunately, the girl scout organization is not being honest. They have partnered with Planned Parenthood for many years and this is not the first time they’ve gotten into hot water over distributing raunchy sex guides from that organization to their girls. Not only that, but contrary to their “fact sheet” there was an eye witness to the event:

    New York City, N.Y., Mar 18, 2010 / 07:22 am (CNA).- The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) has stated that it stands by its reporting of a sexually explicit Planned Parenthood brochure being distributed at an international Girl Scouts meeting. At the same time, a spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts USA told CNA that if graphic brochures were passed out “it wasn’t from us, it wasn’t known to us.”

    C-FAM’s “Friday Fax” reported last week spoke on how the recent World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts hosted a panel in which Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute brochures containing sexually explicit material to the girls. The panel served as part of the annual U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

    According to C-FAM, the brochures titled, “Happy, Healthy and Hot,” were aimed at young people with HIV and gave graphic details on sex, encouraging a casual approach to sexual experimentation.

    Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) media manager Michelle Tompkins responded to the C-FAM article by sending CNA an official GSUSA “fact sheet” which states that “the stories that are circulating on the internet and blogs” regarding the pamphlets “are factually inaccurate.”

    “Only seven adults were in the room at the time of the meeting, each representing one of the sponsors of the event,” the statement says. “No one from Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute was in the room to report on the event.”

    “The girls received a copy of the only document they were working on titled (‘The Girls’ Statement’). No other documents were given to the girls as part of this event.”

    The GSUSA fact sheet goes on to note that the room where the Girl Scout meeting was held hosted several different events throughout the day and was not cleaned of trash and materials before the girls entered the room. GSUSA also said that they were not contacted by C-FAM about the accusations surrounding the pamphlets.

    Michelle Tompkins reiterated the position of GSUSA on Wednesday in a phone interview on CNA, and said that if the Planned Parenthood brochures were distributed at the U.N. meeting “it wasn’t from us, it wasn’t known to us.” Tompkins also charged that C-FAM’s “Friday Fax” article on the brochures smacks of “very bad journalism.”

    C-FAM president Austin Ruse responded to the media firestorm caused by their reporting of the event by issuing a statement on Tuesday and reiterating his stance in a phone interview with CNA on Wednesday.

    “We have been inundated with responses from Girl Scout moms, Girl Scout leaders and others angered and confused that such a thing could happen,” stated Ruse on March 16.“The Girl Scouts have flatly denied that the sex guide was available at their UN conference. We stand by our story and based on new evidence we go further. The sex guide was distributed with the full knowledge and consent of the Girl Scouts-USA.”

    Austin Ruse proceeded in his statement to address the accusations that C-FAM falsely reported the incident, saying, “The Girl Scouts imply another group left the literature prior to their panel. Understand that the Girl Scout meeting was on opening day of the conference (March 1), which means the room was clean of all literature that morning.”

    “There were four other meetings in that room that day prior to the Girl Scouts meeting,” Ruse added. “At 10 am the NAACP had a meeting about climate change. At noon the UN had an orientation meeting for NGOs attending the conference. At 2 pm CORAID had a meeting about counterterrorism and women.”

    “Very clearly, none of these meetings were on adolescent topics, which was the target audience of the sex guide,” he added.

    “The Girl Scouts say we were not in the room,” Ruse continued. “That is true. All non-Scout adults were thrown out prior the meeting; and no wonder given what was distributed there. However, even though our source was thrown out of the room, she stayed around and as the doors closed she went right in to see what was being distributed. It was there and then that she found the stack of dangerous sex brochures.”

    “The source for our story and the woman who went into the room to monitor what the Girl Scouts were doing is mother of seven Sharon Slater who is also president of longtime UN pro-family group Family Watch International.”

    Ruse also cited a 2004 interview on the Today Show with Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts, who stated that the Girls Scouts “partner with many organizations” including “Planned Parenthood.”

    “If the Girl Scouts do not approve of the sex guide that they made available at their conference, they should say so. If they do not approve of the brochure and its message, they should say so,” Ruse concluded. “The Girl Scouts have an obligation to their members, to the girls and their parents to disassociate themselves from this dangerous Planned Parenthood sex guide for teenagers.”

  19. beetlebabee said,

    March 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I find it interesting that they insisted on having a closed door meeting with minors. What was so secret that they couldn’t show the public?

  20. beetlebabee said,

    March 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    and this one explains the YMCA non issue. It was actually a misprint. YWCA is the other co-sponsor.

    Girl Scouts Ties with Planned Parenthood Extensive and Long-Standing

    By Terrence McKeegan, J.D.

    (NEW YORK – C-FAM) The scandal surrounding the Girl Scout’s distribution of an International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) sex guide at the UN Beijing +15 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) continues to grow. Some Scout mothers in St. Louis intend to ask the St. Louis Girl Scouts to pull out of the national organization.

    Girl Scouts The Girl Scouts continue to deny they had any involvement in the distribution of the brochure and have offered various responses at different times. They claim they did not “hand out” the brochure, though they were never charged with handing it out. They claim they did not look in the trash or otherwise “sanitize the room” before they used it and say another group could have left it. And they have said the brochure was simply not in the room.

    As to their claim that the brochure might have been left in the room by a previous organizational user, the Friday Fax looked into the question of who used the room prior to the Girl Scouts at 4:00 pm on March 1. The National Association of Colored People (NAACP) used the room at 10 am for a meeting on climate change. The UN used the room at noon for an orientation meeting on the Commission on the Status of Women, which was starting that day. At 2:00 pm a European poverty group held a panel on counterterrorism.

    One of the consistent responses from Girl Scout leaders is that the Girl Scouts have no connection to Planned Parenthood. This, however, was not the first time the Girl Scouts have teamed up with Planned Parenthood to hand out sex guides. For 14 years, the Girl Scouts co-sponsored a conference in Waco, Texas with Planned Parenthood on sex education. At the 2004 Waco conference, a sex book titled “It’s Perfectly Normal” was handed out to 700 grade-school girls. That guide celebrates masturbation and explicit drawings of couples having sex and a boy putting on a condom, as well as listing the top nine reasons to have an abortion. The subsequent brouhaha started a cookie boycott and was covered by the national media.

    Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) CEO Kathy Cloninger admitted subsequently on NBC’s Today Show that, “… we partner with many organizations. We have relationships with our church communities, with YWCAs, and with Planned Parenthood organizations across the country, to bring information-based sex education programs to girls.”

    GSUSA is one of 145 member organizations of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Going back at least to 1990, IPPF and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) partnered with WAGGGS and World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) to promote family planning and “adolescent reproductive health.” The WAGGGS website from the just concluded UN Commission on the Status of Women has a page in which young people “demand their sexual and reproductive rights,” including “access to comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services, including contraception and emergency contraception, in order to avoid unintended pregnancies” and also demand that “accessible, affordable and safe abortions should be made part of the minimum packages of sexual and reproductive health services.”

    Additionally, the Friday Fax has learned that at least one regional director of the Girl Scouts comes from the ranks of Planned Parenthood personnel. In 2004, the Great Plains Council of Girl Scouts, representing 11,000 girls, hired Beverly Todd Nolte as their CEO. Previously, Nolte had held marketing and lobbying positions with Planned Parenthood of Nebraska and Council Bluffs. 

    [Correction: Last week’s Friday Fax identified the co-moderator of the young women’s youth caucus as the “YMCA,” instead of the “YWCA.”]

  21. N Carpenter said,

    March 19, 2010 at 5:19 am

    I have been beating this drum as loudly as possible for several years. I was forced to make the decision to leave the Girl Scout org. behind, when as a leader I was faced with the agenda of sexualizing children. I had been a first class scout as a girl having been a girl scout all the way through school from 1970 till 1983. It is plain to me now the changes began in the late 70’s. Juliet Lowe is twirling in her grave!!!! As a leader I went to mandatory training & leader meetings for my troop to bridge from brownies to cadets and I became alarmed and started looking into the material I would be expected to follow when they made the next jump to senior scouts. I was shocked to say the least. This “change” has been being pushed from international Girl Guide groups (Europe & Africa) for many years and the GS USA has been taken over by “social progressives” who have pushed this agenda gladly. I disbanded my troop and shared my concerns & the GS material with the parents of the girls. It’s a sad state of affairs to say the least but I was forced out of a group I though that I knew but as you say this is not your mothers girl scout, that ideal wholesome ALL AMERICAN institution is long dead. It was started by a woman with a dream to encourage girls to be outdoors women, to be confident, courageous, ingenious members of society. Always to help others, to be good stewards of our plentiful wilderness and resources. What a shame that is all dead and gone. …….and to live by the Girl Scout law 

  22. Chairm said,

    March 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    We have the report of an eye witness account that says the brochures were in the room.

    We have a denial that the organizers knew these brochures were in the room.

    But does that denial come with criticism of the supplier of the brochure — i.e. that it would not have been approved and that the supplier has been dropped from association with the Girl Guides? Nope.

    Does the denial come with criticism of the content of the brochure — i.e. this material is not suitable to the purpose of the Girl Guides? Nope.

    When the denials are based on more than the message that the Girl Guide organizers were incompatent, negligent, or in plausible deniability mode, then, the Girl Guide organizers can be taken seriously.

    It might happen. And, if it does happen, the commenters above who criticized the critics of the brochure ought to be prepared to turn their criticism on the Girl Guides just as they have turned their cirticism on others who have taken issue with the brochure’s content and it being at this event.

    If the Girl Guides do not criticize the supplier and the brochure, then, those commenters must justify the limited type of denial that the organizers have given thusfar. If they can’t justify it, then, they have no business talking about people looking the other way.

  23. beetlebabee said,

    March 19, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Good points Chairm. I was disappointed in the talking points statement they gave to explain their actions. I expected more from a group than just a flat denial. What were they doing in a room without adult supervision anyway? Why did they boot everyone out? So secretive.

  24. Myra said,

    September 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Funny, I am a Girl Scout leader, and have been involved with scouts for a few years. This is the first I have heard of this at all. We actually aren’t even allowed to hold meetings without at least one registered background checked parent in the room with us. That is a strictly enforced rule. There are guidelines as to what we are allowed to talk to the kids about. Not only that, but as a parent, if you were told no adults were welcome, why would you leave your child there? I can’t say this article is totally false, since I was not there. However, I do have serious doubts as to its full authenticity.

  25. Lim said,

    September 26, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Looks like the Agenda: Population Control is being taught plan parenthood. I’m not surprised that Girl Guide since Scout founder is a freemason.

  26. May 28, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    In March of 2011, was created to expose the truth of Girl Scouts of the USA and the ties they have with Planned Parenthood across the nation and internationally. If you want to return Girl Scouts to its wholesome beginnings, look at the website and join the Facebook group.

  27. kim said,

    February 1, 2012 at 10:26 am

    As a life long Girl Scout I contacted GSUSA. They said this was not true in that they supported any position. They were at the conference. It was UN sponsored and not Girl Scout sponsored. Yes, I am sad at many changes GSUSA has incorporated into their policies. It is not the same organization founded by Juliette Gordon Low, but that was 100 years ago. Not sure what the entire trith is here. I still support local scouts. They are fine young girls who just want to have fun and explore they workd areound them, sell some cookies, earn some badges and enjoy being kids….

  28. arlene said,

    March 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I am a Girl Scout leader for my daughters troop, I am horrified at the actions taken BUT its my responsibilty as a mom and as a troop leader to educate my daughter to my moral standards, I am against pre-marital sex in any way shape or form and for me safe sex is in the bond of marriage as ordained by God. That said our troop does alot of things that promote a leadership and self-confidence. From the money we earn from the cookies (which is less than 20%) we donate to our local schools, orphanage, homes for the elderly, we go one camping trips and put that money towards good use. Our girls enjoy visiting animal shelters, cleaning beaches, and promoting to our community recycling importance and so on. The fact that some people in the highest level or the organization made a decision different than what I would support, I still believe in the work that we do, please people before you ban those little girls from selling their cookies, talk to their troop leaders, to their moms, find out what they do in their troop what local charities they help, what community work they volunteer for and if you feel right in your heart about those little girls getting involved please help and buy some cookies, its the only financial way to keep our troops going. Remember the decisions of the high authorities in organization don’t represent ALL of organization, none the less the girls trying to make a change in their communities and for themselves! thanks for reading!

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